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Online Foundations of Distribution and Logistics

IPICS have introduced the Online Foundations of Distribution and Logistics (FDL) course.  These online interactive meetings will be delivered in the evenings by an APICS recognised Instructor.

The Online Foundations of Distribution and Logistics (FDL) course has been designed by ASCM (APICS) to reduce knowledge gaps, use standard terminology developed by the industry and enhance internal communications across the extended supply chain.

The Online Foundations of Distribution and Logistics (FDL) course is suitable for supply chain professionals:

  • Start or restart your ASCM (APICS) supply chain education journey
  • As part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) collect maintenance points for your existing APICS CPIM, CSCP or CLTD Certifications
  • A stepping stone for those inspired to enroll in:

ASCM Procurement Certificate program, ASCM Warehousing Certificate program, ASCM Planning Certificate Program

Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)

The Online Foundations of Distribution and Logistics (FDL) course is built on pre-course homework, this is a pre-requisite to be able to actively participate and deepen knowledge.

The classes cover the complete FDL course, facilitiate discussions among students and allow them to clarify topics related to the actual class.

FIM covers the following modules:
Module 1: Operations Management
Module 2: Introduction to Distribution and Logistics
Module 3: Channel Network Design
Module 4: Inventory Management
Module 5: Distribution Requirements Planning
Module 6: Warehouse Management
Module 7: Packaging and Materials Handling
Module 8: Transportation Management
Module 9: Transportation Operations

The FDL Online classes on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm include the following:

  • Nine two-hour hour online classes from 7pm to 9pm Dublin / London time on Tuesday evenings for Foundations of Distribution and Logistics (FDL) by an officially recognised APICS instructor starting on Tuesday 15th November 2022 for 9 weeks to Tuesday 7th February 2023.
  • ASCM FDL e-Learning System: including Instructor-led slides, Case Studies accompanied with a series of questions and quizzes facilitating discussion, Online access for one year
  • APICS Dictionary App can be downloaded to your smartphone
  • Online supply chain simulation activity is used to achieve a good understanding of supply chain trade-offs and achieve a positive return on investment (ROI)
  • Class size minimum of 5 to a maximum class size of 15
  • Course price is €1095 per course participant
  • Each course participant is entitled to collect 27 certification maintenance points towards maintaining an already existing APICS certification.  However, the course participant will have access to all the five Foundations of Supply Chain Management courses and upon completion of all five online courses a total of 135 certification maintenance points can be collected.

Foundations of Supply Chain Management course overview guides is shown in the following link:

Foundations of Supply Chain Management course overview guide

Foundation of Distribution and Logistics (FDL) course flyer is shown in the following link:

Foundations of Distribution and Logistics (FDL) course flyer

Foundation of Distribution and Logistics (FDL) course video:

Here’s an overview of the IPICS Online Courses for CPIM Part 1, CPIM Part 2, CSCP and CLTD:

For any enquiries about our Foundations of Distribution and Logistics Online Course please contact Elaine at admin@ipics.ie

Terms and Conditions of the Online Courses:

  • Foundations of Distribution and Logistics (FDL) Course Materials are non refundable should a participant decide not to participate in the Online Course
  • This product is non transferrable and non refundable
  • Unused hours will be forefeited

Register Now:  Contact Elaine at IPICS today  at 01 902 3729 or download the course registration below.

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*Please note course prices do not include exam registration fees or membership.*

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I have found the APICS modules to be very beneficial to my career. The content is very relevant to any supply chain role. I enjoyed attending the cour..."[read more]

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